Seawanhaka Corinthian

Team Captain Joel Hanneman on the Seawanhaka Corinthian team:

Please tell us a little bit about team racing at your club
Has been team racing since early 1900s. As it’s been a traditional part of the Club’s racing program, yes the Club is supportive at all levels. We try to do as many events as we can manage.

Tell us about how this year’s Baldwin Cup team came together, and why they make a good team
We like to use this event to build on our 4v4 experience.

And most importantly, what is your team’s theme song?

And with that bit of framing out of the way, on with your sailors!

Skipper Ryan “Smoking Gun” Costello

Ryan-Costello-2Where are you from originally and what’s your sailing background? New Bedford, MA and 420s

How have you trained for this regatta? Late night flaming squid shots in Bangkok

What is your usual pre-regatta ritual? Sensei bow

What makes a good team racer teammate? Being my significant other

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? The lee stern

Favorite Baldwin Cup moment? Being in irons downwind

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Gonna crush the Bissell Missell and NHYC Barneys

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Who else has a Night time captain?

Crew Emilie “Fluffy Hat” Bogrand

Emilie BograndWhere are you from originally and what’s your sailing background? Cold Spring Harbor, New York and a bit of this and a bit of that

How have you trained for this regatta? Choosing all the best outfits to put NYYC to shame

What is your usual pre-regatta ritual? A good espresso

What makes a good team racer teammate? A solid sense of humor

What are you looking forward to at Baldwin Cup? Stepping off the dock and into the boat this year!

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Quarter beers

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Quarter beers

Skipper Nick ”nickEnice” Ewenson

Nicholas EwensonWhere are you from originally and what’s your sailing background? Newport, RI and an avid boater

How have you trained for this regatta? Shields sailing and Laser frostbiting. Push-ups, pull-ups, and early morning positive visualization.

What is your usual pre-regatta ritual? No rituals. I tie my shoes differently each morning.

What makes a good team racer teammate? They’re a tad faster, are always in the right place, stay cool, and forgive/deal with you when you’re not. They’ve seen it all and make it look easy. They love the game, are fair with others, and have a good time.

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Pulling it all together.

Favorite Baldwin Cup moment? My last race. Really tight quarters with all 8 boats right up next to the club. Also…Duffy rides.

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Whichever NHYC team has Jon Pinckney on it. He’s SO good! The Kobe of the team race world. A consummate professional. We are mere mortals, he is something else.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Is Pinckney sailing? If not, we will win because we put it all together when it mattered most.

Crew JP Blaise

JP BlaiseWhere are you from originally and what’s your sailing background? A far off land and what do you mean by sailing?

How have you trained for this regatta? Rigiously

What is your usual pre-regatta ritual? Making sure my phone battery is charged to take lots of selfless out on the water

What makes a good team racer teammate? Someone who takes an awesome selfie

Hardest part of Team Racing? Not dropping my phone in the water

What are you looking forward to at Baldwin Cup? Taking lots of selfies with all the elite sailors

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? My phone’s battery life.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? We take the best selfies!

Skipper John “JS3” Storck III

John-Storck-IIIWhere are you from originally and what’s your sailing background? Huntington, NY and years of training in a Dyer Dinghy.

How have you trained for this regatta? Following shoulder surgery, I’ve trained for this event by basically taking 18 months off from sailing. I’ll be psyched to be sailing again.

What is your usual pre-regatta ritual? Lots of sunscreen, some stretching, and a good sit on some porcelain.

What makes a good team racer teammate? Someone who is fast, knows their job, and trusts others to do theirs.

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? The hardest and the best thing about team racing is that it is a TEAM thing. The hardest is when you lose as a team. The best is winning as a team.

Favorite Baldwin Cup moment? I hear we get a roll of quarters…

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? As this will be my first Baldwin, I’m not really sure. I imagine the home team will be strong.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? The addition of more facial hair can’t hurt, and have you seen Joel’s headgear?

Crew Ian “Sneaky Athletic” Storck

Ian StorckWhere are you from originally and what’s your sailing background? Huntington, NY and sailed Optis on Long Island Sound as a kid, then sailed a number of double-handed dinghies. Sailed four years at Dartmouth and have also dabbled in match racing in recent years.

How have you trained for this regatta? With the lack of snow in New England prematurely ending ski season, I spent a week and a half in March sailing Marstrom 32 catamarans. I think they are very similar to Harbor 20s.

What is your usual pre-regatta ritual? Lots of coffee.

What makes a good team racer teammate? Someone who’s a better sailor than I am and has a short memory.

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Sailing in the right direction at go.

Favorite Baldwin Cup moment? Never raced a boat with a jib boom before. Should spice things up in the front of the boat.

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Southern seems like they will always be crafty on and off the water. I know from personal experience that Kaity Storck is sneaky out there. Also, this is probably a tired answer, but quarter beers seems like a given.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? A fresh injection of youth to the team will surely up the competitive fire and assist in winning the weekend as a whole.

Skipper Joel “The Possum” Hanneman

Joel Hanneman Head ShotWhere are you from originally and what’s your sailing background? Texas and Tufts

How have you trained for this regatta? I am potty trained, one toilet at a time

What is your usual pre-regatta ritual? Pedicure

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Hardest – not finishing last

Favorite Baldwin Cup moment? I loved stuffing my pants two years for the lip sync. Wait to you see my outfit this year!

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Seattle

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Because I have an amazing crew.

Crew Jon “Pirate” Hammond

Jonathan HammondWhere are you from originally and what’s your sailing background? Northern NY and little bit of everything

How have you trained for this regatta? Late night curl sessions with a static squat

What is your usual pre-regatta ritual? Make it to the regatta

What makes a good team racer teammate? Situational Awareness (pull your head out of your…)

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Hardest: Letting the other teams catch up.

What are you looking forward to at Baldwin Cup? The utter cliche of driving west down Mulholland at sunset.

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? I’ve heard rumors of 25¢ beers. Probably that

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? 3rd Time Intergallactic Intramural Slap Cup Runners-Up at the 789th edition (run every 7 months)*

 

 

*Get the other teams drunk

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